SunFlyer

First flight: Sun Flyer

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by

DENVER, Colorado – The single-seat technology demonstrator for the “Sun Flyer” solar-electric airplane completed first flight tests and will make its public debut July 27 in Oshkosh, the evening before the official start of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Sun Flyer, being... Continue Reading →

Groppe1

All-metal folding-wing Groppo Trail now available in U.S.

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 by

The Italian Groppo Trail is now available in the U.S. The high-wing light-sport or amateur-built kit features tandem seating, all-metal construction, and wings that are foldable in less than five minutes by one person. Continue Reading →

Eclipse550web

Eclipse upgrade program sells out

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by

Eclipse Aerospace reports that all 2014 Eclipse 500 PLUS upgrade positions have been sold. Since the program commenced March 12, more than 60 Eclipse Jet owners have selected the Eclipse 500 PLUS upgrade for their aircraft, company officials said. Continue Reading →

SubSonex Taxi

Subsonex JSX-2 makes first flights

Posted on July 20th, 2014 by

OSHKOSH — Sonex Aircraft reports that the SubSonex Personal Jet model JSX-2 achieved first flight on Thursday, July 10, completing a series of initial flight tests through the remainder of the week. Continue Reading →

AirVan 2

New names for Airvans

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

Mahindra Aerospace has rebranded its GA8 Airvan and GA10 utility aircraft as the Airvan 8 and Airvan 10. Continue Reading →

Chesapeake Sport Pilot adds Searey to fleet

Posted on July 15th, 2014 by

STEVENSVILLE, Md. – Chesapeake Sport Pilot has added an amphibious Searey S-LSA to the flight school fleet. Continue Reading →

SD1Minisport

SkyCraft finishes ASTM compliance, opens new factory

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

SkyCraft Airplanes has declared to the FAA that its SD-1 Minsiport is compliant with all ASTM regulations for Light-Sport Aircraft one year after publicly announcing it would be producing the airplane ready-to-fly. SkyCraft now awaits an FAA audit, after which it... Continue Reading →

Searey

Searey expands to China

Posted on July 8th, 2014 by

Progressive Aerodyne has opened its newly established sales office in Shanghai, China, to support the sale of Searey light-sport amphibious airplanes. Continue Reading →

Quicksilver awarded Special-LSA certificate

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by

TEMECULA, Calif. —Quicksilver Aeronautics reached an important milestone with the receipt of an airworthiness certificate for its first-ever Special Light-Sport Aircraft. This final approval now enables the Southern California producer to begin offering ready to fly models of its aircraft. Continue Reading →

HondaJet

First production HondaJet takes to the skies

Posted on July 2nd, 2014 by

GREENSBORO, N.C.— The first production HondaJet achieved its initial flight June 27, marking another milestone toward aircraft certification and entry into service in 2015. Continue Reading →